- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
- Bank of England
- (41) (Copy) / Lincolns Inn Fields July 15 (42) July 13: 1803 with alterations dated 31 July 1803 (43) Lincolns Inn Fields / July 22  (sheet trimmed) (44) L.I.F. July 15th 1803 (45) as above and August 5th 1803 (46) July 29th 1803 / July 31. 1803
Drawing 41 shows a pitched roof and a solid ornamental parapet over the columned projection. Drawings 42, 44 and 45 show variant designs for a flat roof line. Drawings 44 and 45 have a string course below the upper-level windows. Drawing 46 is labelled Final but it does not show the executed design. In drawing 46 a string course is included below the upper windows and, on the roof line, a balustrade with a central feature of three arches between fluted pilasters. Drawing 47 shows a design similar to drawing 46 but with four Ionic columns in the central projection rather than two columns in antis. The dimensions of the corridor correspond with those of the executed design.
Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.
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